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Singing in the Rain

As much as we all hate to throw on the wellies and raincoats, it's essential our dogs get outside for exercise and mental stimulation.⁠ Here are some great tips to consider when walking in the rain ☔⁠.

Four Ways to Make Halloween Less Scary for Pets
Halloween is just around the corner, and everybody here at Austin and Kat is getting ready for a frightfully good time. And while this year, there may not be the “normal” door to door visits, some neighborhoods will still be...
Socializing your puppy during a pandemic
If you thought managing your social media account was hard, I’ve got a new one for you. Did you know that your new puppy should meet 100 new people before she’s 12 weeks old? WHAT??From 8-12 weeks old, your new...
Meet the Dogs: Brady (Senior Formula)
My passion for learning how to help dogs age gracefully drove me to seek out helpful herbs, botanicals, and other ingredients—and inspired my Senior Blend, in memory of my late dog Brady.
Meet the Dogs: Bailey (No More Wiggles)
Whether it's fireworks, thunderstorms, a visit from the postman, or a trip to the Ballard Farmers Market, our dog Bailey is more at ease with this special recipe...
Meet the Dogs: Bakko (Hip and Joint Formula)
When Bakko's hind legs eventually began to fail him in his old age, I got to work creating a recipe just for him...
Meet the Dogs: Austin (Active & Working Dog Recovery)

Austin has an incredibly active life here in Seattle so I developed nutrient-dense biscuits to support him when he's out there pushing himself.

A weekend beach walk
I wanted to work this weekend, or so I said.   There aren’t enough hours in the week or the day for that matter, but I insisted on getting up early Sunday so I could work.  “Rise before the dogs,” I...
The Story of Austin: From active puppy to well behaved adventurer
My Active Puppy Austin  I knew from the beginning that he was going to be an active dog. It was January 2015. Mia and I jumped into the car and headed to Dixmont, Maine- a three hour trek north.  Destination: ...
Puppy Parent Guide: Crate training
Tips for training, feeding, and caring for a new puppy Crate training a puppy is no easy task. Proper training can greatly improve your dog’s behavior as they mature. For that reason, we’ve gathered some tips and created a suggested...
How does turmeric & curcumin help senior dogs?
How does turmeric & curcumin help senior dogs? Known for thousands of years for its restorative and balancing properties, turmeric is much more than a flavorful culinary spice. A member of the ginger family, this perennial plant thrives in the...
! F I R E W O R K S ! Kat's tips to help your dog prepare for the 4th of July
We’re just entering summer here in Seattle and I'm looking forward to a chance to get a suntan while out hiking, having friends over for a socially distancing barbecue, and July 4th celebrations, aka high anxiety for our four-legged friends.  ...
Before Austin . . . there was Ace.

You know all about me and ‘Austin and Kat,'  but before there was Austin, there was Ace. He had been abandoned at a high kill shelter in the midwest before being rescued. By the time I met him he’d been at the shelter for a LONG time...

Can CBD Oil Help with My Dog's Nausea?
Don’t Let Throw-Up Get You Down It’s a little yucky to talk about, but it’s pretty much the biggest guarantee in all of dogdom: If you’ve got a pup, sooner or later it’s going to have an upset tummy, and...
Can CBD Oil Help Your Dog Sleep?
If there’s one thing all dogs are good at, it’s sleep. Between naps and nights, the average pup snoozes somewhere between 12-14 hours a day, and every one of those 40 winks plays a big part in keeping them happy...
CBD for Dogs with Hip & Joint Issues
Our mailbag is always full of questions from our friends about how to best care for their pups. And one of the most frequent questions we receive is what to do when pet's hips and joints get creaky and sore. So let’s talk a...
How to Use CBD Oil For Cats
A Handy How-To Guide for Dosing CBD Oil For Cats   Although talk of CBD has been around the use for humans and dogs, cats are just as much a part of our family - so that brings up a big...
Can You Use CBD to manage normal Exercise Recovery with your Dog?
Can giving CBD to your dog help them recover after a day of exercise? We spend a lot of time talking about the many ways CBD might help our pups when they’re under the weather or suffering from things like...
CBD for Dogs with Joint Problems - Does it Work?
Anyone looking for further proof that our pups are just like us (except with a few extra legs and a lot more fur!) only needs to watch them grow old. As the dog years start to add up, they tend...
Cold Weather Guide for Dogs: 4 Tips
4 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Healthy This Winter. Is it true what they say: if you're cold, they're cold? Let's talk about winter safety for your pets. 'If you're cold, they're cold.' If you have a pet like a...
Can CBD Help with Separation Anxiety in Dogs?
Every dog is different. But they all have one thing in common: None of them like being left alone. Usually, it’s no big deal and they’re just bummed-out for a moment or two when we leave. But for some pups,...